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principal@pomaria.school.nz

Kevin Choromanski

Principal

At Pomaria School we aim to find excellence and strength in every child, to offer opportunities for those talents to be developed, extended, recognised and rewarded.

Pomaria School has its foundation set in strong moral values which are reflected in the value programmes that we teach and our four cornerstones of Whanaungtanga (culture of familiness), Turangawaewae (standing place for our community), Matauranga (seeking knowledge) and Manaakitanga (being a blessing to others).

At Pomaria School we believe in the importance of preparing learners develop the skills necessary for success in the ever changing world of the future. We look forward to you visiting our school.

principal@pomaria.school.nz
 

d.nee@pomaria.school.nz

Donna Nee

Deputy Principal


Pomaria School is a very special learning community that I am proud to be a part of.  It is a privilege to work at this school alongside caring, dedicated and hardworking professionals. 

We are blessed with a vibrant, culturally rich and progressively involved community.To be able to share and celebrate the successes but not settle for anything less and therefore strive together to achieve so much more for the education and good of our children is what our whole learning community is all about.

d.nee@pomaria.school.nz
 

s.wilson@pomaria.school.nz

Sue Wilson

Assistant Principal

I come from a background of varied teaching experiences in Hamilton, South Taranaki and South Auckland. I have taught mainly in Yr 5-8 classes and have held Senior Management positions in a number of schools.

I have worked as a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour across Primary, Intermediate and High Schools in the Henderson area.

I am in education because I feel passionate about learning and working alongside Learners to develop their enquirying minds and to help them realise their potential.

I have chosen to work at Pomaria because of the innovative structure of the school but more importantly because of the Cornerstone Values Programme. Values teaching has always been an integral part of my own teaching philosophy.

The committment of the staff to the development of the Learners in their care is impressive and I am excited to be part of a progressive forward thinking team.

 

s.wilson@pomaria.school.nz
 

k.aiavao@pomaria.school.nz

Kath Aiavao

Teacher Room 4 - Turangawaewae (PLG Leader)

It is a pleasure to be PLG Leader for Turangawaewae this year.  We have 5 classrooms ranging from Year 1-6, and I have 5 AWESOME hardworking teachers who I am privileged to teach and learn alongside.

I come with 24 years of primary teaching experience, 20 of which has been at Pomaria Primary.  I began here as a part time ESOL support teacher and parent-helper, whilst I was raising my young family.  I have 3 sons who are past Pomaria Learners; 2 now young adults and one in Year 7 at Henderson Intermediate.
I am blessed to be working with a eager bunch of Year 5-6 Learners, who challenge and inspire me to be a better teacher for them every day.

I also lead the Curriculum Mapping Team this year, which is a step out of my comfort zone and is challenging me to build my leadership capacity.  Just like my learners, I am always learning something new!    

The thing that makes Pomaria so special is it's genuine sense of ‘Whanaungatanga’ –Familiness.  This is what keeps me coming back year after year.

I look forward to getting to know you and your child(ren) and you to know me.

“It takes village to raise a child”.

 

 

k.aiavao@pomaria.school.nz
 

l.kumar@pomaria.school.nz

Lydia Kumar

Teacher Room 13 - Manaakitanga

Hello! My name is Lydia Kumar. I began my teaching career at Sunnyvale primary working with year 5/6 and year 3 / 4 students. I am lucky enough to be a part of Room 13 this year where I am working alongside a group of year 3 & 4 learners. I am coming up to my fifth year teaching and feel blessed to have be working with some pretty awesome learners. I look forward to building and maintaining relationships with you all. I believe it is important for us to work together to enhance and build a strong foundation for our learners. 

l.kumar@pomaria.school.nz
 

m.lilo@pomaria.school.nz

Micheal Lilo

Teacher Room 4 - Whanaungatanga

Malo

My name is Michael Lilo.  I am a year three and four teacher in Room 6.  I have a Samoan and Niuean background and I am enthusiastic about raising Pasifika children.

I have been teaching for three years and look forward to creating relationships with the Pomaria whanau and developing leaders in our community.

m.lilo@pomaria.school.nz
 

f.khan@pomaria.school.nz

Fiona Khan

Teacher Room 18 - Whanaungatanga

Greetings,

 
My name is Fiona Khan and I teach a Year 1&2 class in Room 18.
I have been teaching the junior school at Pomaria Primary for nearly
10 years.
 
I fully support the Pomaria Values and enjoy teaching these to my learners
as they settle in to school routines. My other areas of responsibility at Pomaria
include Literacy Leader and Impact Coach.
 
I encouraged my learners to get to school at 8.30 as this is a time for little
ones to bond with their peers and get themselves ready for a day of learning.
I am available in my room in the morning to meet with parents or you may 
contact me via email:  f.khan@pomaria.school.nz 
 
I look forward to meeting parents/caregivers at our up coming Goal Setting
Evening.
 
Regards Fiona

f.khan@pomaria.school.nz
 

r.maguire@pomaria.school.nz

Roihario Maguire

Teacher Room 21 - Turangawaewae

Ko Taratara te maunga

                                       Ko Whangaroa te moana                                      

Ko Mangawhero te awaA

Ko Otangaroa te marae

Ko Maumahara, ko Te Aroha ngā whare tipuna

Ko Tokotoru te wharekai

Ko Ngātokimatawhauroa te waka

Ko Nukutawhiti te tangata

Ko Ngāti Rangimatamōmoe te hapu

Ko Ngati Kahu, ko Ngāpuhi ngā Iwi

Piki mai taku manu, Kake mai taku manu

Te taha o Te Wainui, Te taha o Te Wairoa

Ka tu te rupe ki tai, ka whakakiki, ka whakakaka

Naumai, piki mai, haere ma

 

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r.maguire@pomaria.school.nz
 

a.esau@pomaria.school.nz

Achmat Esau PLG Leader

Teacher Room 12 - Matauranga

Kia Ora. My name is Achmat Esau and I come from Cape Town, South Africa. I have been living and teaching in New Zealand since 1999. This includes in Turiroa School, Wairoa , Helensville Primary and also Life Education Trust, Counties Manukau. I am passionate about teaching and contributing towards a brighter future for our tamariki. This year I am the PLG leader for Matauranga and I am looking forward to making a positive contribution to our awesome team of teachers as well as Pomaria School. 

a.esau@pomaria.school.nz
 

s.enfield@pomaria.school.nz

Steffeny Enfield

Teacher Room 20 - Turangawaewae

Kia ora and namaste!

Welcome To Our Wonderful Room 20.

I am blessed and a proud teacher of new entrant and year 1 learners this year. I went to Waitakere College way back in the 90’s. I received my Bachelor of  Education and GradDipTESSOL through the University of Auckland.  This is my 10th year as teacher and I am hoping to complete my Masters in the near future. I am a proud mum of three and appreciate how precious our children are to us. This year will be an exciting year as we work hand in hand to achieve our goals,  and go forward in teaching and learning. 

I am dedicated and passionate about teaching young learners.  I look forward to working alongside you to maximise learner achievement. Our Pomaria values and inquiry based learning will enable and empower our learners to Dream, Believe and Achieve to their fullest potential.

Parents/ caregivers are always welcome in our classroom. If you have any questions or concerns, please come and see me either before or after school. 

I look forward to meeting you all.

Nga mihi

Steffeny Enfield

s.enfield@pomaria.school.nz
 

p.mobsby@pomaria.school.nz

Phyllis Mobsby - PLG leader

Teacher Room 1 - Manaakitanga

Room1 - Year

Hi.  I’m Miss Mobsby.  I enjoy teaching the Year 1 Learners.  They are so responsive and keen to learn at this level.  They soak up the learning like sponges.  It’s so rewarding to see their amazing results at the end of their first year.

 

I enjoy teaching at Pomaria School because of the diversity of cultures and the awesome support from the families (Whanau), B.O.T. and the Staff at Pomaria School.

p.mobsby@pomaria.school.nz
 

j.scott@pomaria.school.nz

Jan Scott

Teacher Room 19 - Whanaungatanga

Room 19 (Year 2&3)

Hi, My name is Mrs Jan Scott. 
I am the teacher in Room 19. 
I have Year 2 and 3 learners in my class this year.
I have taught at Pomaria School since 1990.
During that time my 3 sons have become adults - two of whom live at home with me.
I have custody also of my grandson Samuel aged 10.
I love living in the area having frequent contact with many local families.
I look forward to another rewarding year at Pomaria. 

j.scott@pomaria.school.nz
 

d.tijoriwalla@pomaria.school.nz

Diana Tijoriwalla

Teacher Room 3 - Manaakitanga

I am Mrs. T and I teach the new entrants. I come from India ( Mumbai ) the big cosmopolitan city. I joined Pomaria as a relieving kaiako and over the years the school has embraced me as one of their full time kaiako. Teaching learning is a big journey and we all do it together!

d.tijoriwalla@pomaria.school.nz
 

k.pearce@pomaria.school.nz

Kerry Pearce

Teacher Room 5 - Turangawaewae

Kia ora, my name is Kerry Pearce and I am incredibly lucky to be the teacher for a wonderful class of learners in Room 5. I have come to Pomaria School having previously taught on the North Shore, and I am really enjoying the wonderful culture and values of Pomaria, along with the shorter commute, as I live in here in West Auckland and have done for the past 5 years.

I came into the teaching profession late in life, having enjoyed a previous career in sport as well as event management, although I wished I’d made the move sooner than I did. Teaching is not only a profession, it is also a passion, and watching learners achieve their goals and gaining new knowledge, is a powerful thing. Together Everyone Achieves More!

I welcome all parents and caregivers to visit Room 5, and I look forward to meeting you all.



Cheers,

Kerry

k.pearce@pomaria.school.nz
 

j.presland-rudolph@pomaria.school.nz

Justine Rudolph

Teacher Room 11 - Matauranga

Ko Ongaro te maunga

Ko Rotokakahi te awa

Ko Hokianga whakapou karakia te moana

Ko Morehu te marae

Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka

Ko Pawarenga te whenua

Ko Te Uri O Tai te hapu

Ko Ngapuhi te iwi

My name is Mrs Presland-Rudolph (previously Miss Rudolph) and I am teaching Year 2/3 this year in Room 11.  We are in the Matauranga PLG this year.  I have been apart of the Pomaria whanau for the past 9 years in some way or another.  I am privileged to be at such a good school – we teach in lovely environments, the staff are like a second family and the Learners are at the heart of the school.    Everything we do here at Pomaria is for the good of our tamariki.  Teaching is not just a job but also a passion – you need passion to teach!  I am excited to work and learn alongside my Learners this year because together we achieve more.  We are enthusiastic about our 2018 learning journey and look forward to all challenges that come our way.

Nga mihi

Mrs Presland-Rudolph

j.presland-rudolph@pomaria.school.nz
 

v.sau@pomaria.school.nz

Vaine Sa'u PLG leader

Teacher Room 8 - Whanaungatanga

Room 8 (Year 5 & 6 )

 

Kia Orana everybody!

It’s Mrs Sa’u here. I’m so glad to meet you all in this new year.

I will be working alongside learners from Year 5 and 6 and you’ll find us in Room 8,

working hard and learning new tricks.

 

Leadership is our concept for the year.

It’s part of Pomaria’s Vision

To create life-long Learners that display the values

And to help build resilience is also our mission.

 

So let’s build that relationship

It’s important that we do

To help me understand and to support your child

To share their point of view.

 

Let’s remember our motto

“Together we achieve more”

We invite you to pop in and see us

We’ll be waiting at the door!

 

v.sau@pomaria.school.nz
 

Jade Harvey

Room 10 - Matauranga

Greetings to all;

My name is Jade Harvey, this year you will find me in Room 10 alongside my year 2-3 Learners. I have now begun my second year of teaching and am so fortunate to be surrounded by the Pomaria Whanau for another exciting year ahead. I enjoy seeing the Learners realise their potential, aiming high and striving to achieve their goals. Our door is always open, come and say hi!

 

Hayley Campbell

Room 7 - Whanaungatanga

Kia Ora. My name is Hayley Campbell, I am from Adelaide, Australia. I began at Pomaria last year, previously I have taught in remote and rural Australia as well as London, England. 

I am currently the teacher in Room 7 with an energetic and enthusiastic group of Year 5/6 Learners.  We are lucky enough to have a brand new Modern Learning Environment as our classroom this year.  Please pop in at some stage to see all of our exciting learning.

 

Fiona Francis

Room 2 - Matauranga

Kia ora koutou
My name is Fiona, and I was born and brought up in Henderson. 
As a child I used to play netball in inter-school sports competitions 
at Pomaria Primary School.
In my twenties - I went on my big “OE” to the UK expecting to be away
for 12 months. I came home 15 years later - with my three beautiful children.
We live on the North Shore, and I feel so blessed this year to be able to teach the tamariki of my home community.
Come and say hi to us in Room 2 

 

Cecilia Tepania

Room 22 - Manaakitanga

Tënã koutou e te whanau whãnui o te kura o Pomaria.

 

Ko Taratara, ko Puketohunoa ngā maunga

Ko Waihapa, ko Taumarere ngā awa

Ko Whangaroa, ko Opua ngā moana

Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua, ko Mataatua, ko Mamaru ngā waka

Ko Waihapa, ko Ngati Manu ngā marae

Ko Te Tai Tokerau, ko Ngati Manu ngā whare tūpuna

Ko Ngati Kahu ki Whangaroa, ko Ngati Manu ngā hapu

Ko Ngāpuhi tōku Iwi

 

E rere nei ngã mihi o ‘Whakamãnawa’, o ‘Maioha’, atu i te kaiako o te akomanga reo rua, Ruma 22, tau 3 ki te wha.  Ko Hiria Tepania (Cecilia Tepania) tõku ïngoa.  He uri ahau nõ ngã kãwai rangatira o Ngãpuhi nui tonu.  Tënã koutou katoa.

 

Jacquline Emerson

Room 17 - Manaakitanga

Jacqueline Emerson has recently moved back to New Zealand with her husband after living in Malaysia for the past three and a half years. During this time she taught at an International School as a Grade 2 teacher and worked as an Education Advisor for a Government transformation project. Before leaving for Malaysia Jacqueline taught Year 1 learners at a Primary School in Otara.

In addition to a Bachelor of Education, from the University of Auckland, Jacqueline also has her International TEFL Teacher Training Certificate and English for Young Learners Certificate, which she has used to teach students language acquisition and reading skills in South Auckland and Malaysia.

Prior to working in the education field, Jacqueline’s working background included retail, medical and hotel industries.  She has also lead parent facilitation courses to support families with the difficult task of raising 21st Century children.  Her passion for connected and meaningful education comes from working and being actively involved in these areas and sincerely believes that having this experience, as well as being a parent, makes for a connected and understanding teacher.  Jacqueline has two adult children of her own and a 3-year old grandson.

 

Victoria Manavaikai

Room 9 - Turangawaewae

Talofa Lava! My name is Victoria Manavaikai. I joined Pomaria last year, from Prospect School. I have taught at a Junior, Middle, and Senior School level. I am currently in Room 9 teaching Year 5 & 6 learners. I have enjoyed being part of the Pomaria whanau last year and look forward to another! We welcome you to come and visit us in Room 9 anytime.

 

Ivana Parri

Room 16 - Matauranga

Kia Ora Pomaria community,

 

My name is Ivana Parri and you can find me in Room 16 teaching the wonderful year 1/2 Learners. I have been teaching for many many years, working with children and seeing them succeed has always been my passion. I was born and raised in the Czech Republic where I qualified as an early childhood and primary teacher. Upon making my decision to bring my family to Aotearoa, I have continued to work and extend my experience in the field of education, both within early childhood and primary school sector. Since joining Pomaria in 2017, I have felt privileged to work in an environment where everyone is welcomed, valued and respected.  

 

Marcelle Rai

Music Teacher

I was born in Cape Town where I received my education. Before moving to NZ, I taught for a number of years in Cape Town.

My journey to NZ saw me in Otara for my first teaching job. I then moved around Auckland doing relief teaching before landing a job in West Auckland as a music teacher at intermediate level.

My coming to Pomaria  since July 2017 has been exciting as I am working with learners ranging from new entrants to year 6.

Pomaria has a rich culture of music performance of which I am very happy to contribute to.

 

Roland Goerlich

Teaching coding/robotics & digital media

Greetings to you all!

I'm excited about the new learning opportunities for our children that have been created at Pomaria School. It is quite unique in a Primary setting that students have the chance to explore and learn in the area of computer and robotic science. They are able to develop an understanding of how the devices they use daily actually work. These different learning opportunities can open a door and spark a new interest for their future.

Kind regards,

R. Goerlich